Even though the official release date is not until March 1st, I upgraded BackTrack 5 to R2 today following this excellent guide.
But after the full upgrade I found that VMware Workstation was not working. Ah, the fun of being an early adopter. Time to patch and recompile the sources (thanks to Weltall for providing the patch).
Open a terminal, and enter the following commands:
prepare-kernel-sources cd /tmp wget http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz tar vxzf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz ./patch-modules_3.2.0.sh
Voila. You should now be able to start VMware Workstation. Now update VMware tools in your VMware virtual machines, and you should be ready to go. Happy hacking!